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DISH Network (DISH) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates

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DISH Network’s (DISH - Free Report) fourth-quarter 2020 earnings of $1.24 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 63.2% while also surging 79.7% year over year.

Revenues jumped 40.6% year over year to $4.56 billion and surpassed the consensus mark by 0.5%.

Quarterly Details

DISH exited the reported quarter with 11.290 million Pay-TV subscribers, down 5.8% year over year. DISH TV subscribers declined 6.2% year over year to 8.816 million. Sling TV subscribers declined 4.6% year over year to 2.474 million.

Wireless subscribers, at the end of the reported quarter, were 9.055 million compared with 9.418 at the end of the year-ago quarter period.

DISH Network Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

DISH Network Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

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Pay-TV ARPU increased 8.6% year over year to $94.47. Wireless ARPU inched up 0.4% year over year to $38.32.

Additionally, the DISH-TV churn rate was 1.44% compared with the year-ago quarter’s 1.56%. Wireless churn rate was 4.88% compared with 4.64% reported at the end of the year-ago quarter.

In the fourth quarter, DISH TV subscriber-acquisition costs decreased 0.9% year over year to $842.

Operating income surged 89.2% year over year to $989.6 million.

Balance Sheet

As of Dec 31, 2020, DISH Network had cash, cash equivalents and current marketable investment securities of $3.73 billion compared with $2.80 billion as of Sep 30, 2020.

Total debt, as of Sep 30, 2020, was $15.70 billion compared with $14.08 billion as of Sep 30, 2020.

Zacks Rank & Other Stocks to Consider

DISH currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

Crocs (CROX - Free Report) , TEGNA (TGNA - Free Report) and BJs Wholesale Club (BJ - Free Report) are some top-ranked stocks in the broader consumer & discretionary sector. While both TEGNA and Crocs sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), BJs Wholsale has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Both Crocs and TEGNA are set to report their quarterly results on Feb 23 and Mar 1, respectively. BJs Wholsale is scheduled to report the same on Mar 4.

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